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J.I.T. Manufacturing

Pictured: Vicki Wyatt, Owner

     Vickie Wyatt, President of J.I.T. Manufacturing, began her journey as a business owner in 1992 alongside her husband, Reggie. Together the couple created J.I.T. Manufacturing in a small 2800 square foot metal fabrication facility with only four employees and just one customer. J.I.T. still has the very first customer and they are still a substantial part of today’s business, a true testament to an effective business plan and leadership.

     As a graduate of Clemson University plus 30 years of business experience, Mrs. Wyatt has always strived to continually grow and move her woman-owned business forward into new markets. She has pushed the team to become a metal fabrication company that customers could trust.  Vickie and Reggie feel a strong commitment to providing high standards and moral values for their employees; continual improvement in lean practices, quality customer service, safety and strategic planning that has enabled J.I.T to have a strong foundation in the sheet metal manufacturing market today. The company currently employs 40 employees. During the last seven years, J.I.T has increased its workforce; raised its profile in the metal fabrication field, earned the respect of prime government contractors and positioned itself for a sustainable and successful future.

     J.I.T Manufacturing became a client of the Charleston Area Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Charleston, SC when sales failed to keep pace with financial projections. SBDC Procurement Consultant Linda Blanton shared her expertise with J.I.T. executives by explaining the government procurement system, assisting them with enrollment in the SAMS system and helping the management team expand their network of contacts with contractors such as BAE Systems, SAIC, and JAAKEL. The prime contractors were in need of diversified subcontractors like J.I.T. Manufacturing.

     “I was inspired by J.I.T.’s do whatever it takes mentality,” said Blanton. “They were wholly committed to reinvigorating sales and restoring J.I.T.’s growth rate to its former unflagging pace.”

     Since starting the business in 1992, the business has expanded to include: Laser Cutting, CNC Punching, Certified Welding, Precision Forming, Shearing, Insertion and Assembly. The company has received positive testimonials from customers for its high standard of customer service, the quality of products, and on-time delivery of services.

     In 2010, J.I.T. Manufacturing completed the process for ISO 9001:2008 + AS 9100 Rev. C: 2004 which is required in order to acquire work in the aerospace industry. As a result, Boeing chose J.I.T. Manufacturing to become a member of the Mentor Protégé program in 2011.

     The company has grown and is a premier custom fabricator in South Carolina serving Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

     Vickie Wyatt, President of J.I.T. Manufacturing, began her journey as a business owner in 1992 alongside her husband, Reggie. Together the couple created J.I.T. Manufacturing in a small 2800 square foot metal fabrication facility with only four employees and just one customer. J.I.T. still has the very first customer and they are still a substantial part of today’s business, a true testament to an effective business plan and leadership.

     As a graduate of Clemson University plus 30 years of business experience, Mrs. Wyatt has always strived to continually grow and move her woman-owned business forward into new markets. She has pushed the team to become a metal fabrication company that customers could trust.  Vickie and Reggie feel a strong commitment to providing high standards and moral values for their employees; continual improvement in lean practices, quality customer service, safety and strategic planning that has enabled J.I.T to have a strong foundation in the sheet metal manufacturing market today. The company currently employs 40 employees. During the last seven years, J.I.T has increased its workforce; raised its profile in the metal fabrication field, earned the respect of prime government contractors and positioned itself for a sustainable and successful future.

     J.I.T Manufacturing became a client of the Charleston Area Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Charleston, SC when sales failed to keep pace with financial projections. SBDC Procurement Consultant Linda Blanton shared her expertise with J.I.T. executives by explaining the government procurement system, assisting them with enrollment in the SAMS system and helping the management team expand their network of contacts with contractors such as BAE Systems, SAIC, and JAAKEL. The prime contractors were in need of diversified subcontractors like J.I.T. Manufacturing.

     “I was inspired by J.I.T.’s do whatever it takes mentality,” said Blanton. “They were wholly committed to reinvigorating sales and restoring J.I.T.’s growth rate to its former unflagging pace.”

     Since starting the business in 1992, the business has expanded to include: Laser Cutting, CNC Punching, Certified Welding, Precision Forming, Shearing, Insertion and Assembly. The company has received positive testimonials from customers for its high standard of customer service, the quality of products, and on-time delivery of services.

     In 2010, J.I.T. Manufacturing completed the process for ISO 9001:2008 + AS 9100 Rev. C: 2004 which is required in order to acquire work in the aerospace industry. As a result, Boeing chose J.I.T. Manufacturing to become a member of the Mentor Protégé program in 2011.

     The company has grown and is a premier custom fabricator in South Carolina serving Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

Company Name: 
J.I.T Manufacturing
Location: 
Cowpens, South Carolina